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persons with disabilities - Mindtree

Top CSR Projects for Persons With Disabilities

Persons with disabilities (PwDs) in India face discrimination and marginalisation every day. They lack access to essential services and are restricted in movement due to lack of infrastructure and ease of access. Their inability to contribute towards income of the family, and incurring expenses in treatment and medication, are seen as an additional burden,...
offshore wind power

Big Bets on Offshore Wind Power for Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked the global energy sector, forcing projects to suspend work to comply with social distancing regulations, challenging the investment conditions of markets bracing for economic recession and slashing power demand by up to 10% in some regions in 2020. The size of that decline is around seven times greater than...
Northeast India sports CSR

Northeast India is most deserving of Sports CSR funding

The Seven Sisters – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, and the second smallest state of India, Sikkim, together constitute Northeast India. The region is a mixed bag of various languages, cultures, tribes and indigenous sports. The partition in 1971 (split with Bangladesh) made access to the North East geographically limited. The...
Project Nanhi Kali - girl child education

CSR projects advancing girl child education

Girl child education is a joke in our country. Girls bear the burden of cooking and cleaning growing up yet are considered a burden. Most girls in rural areas still don't go to school, leave alone higher education. In fear of exploitation and abuse, many girls are not sent to school and kept at...

Bleed Red Not Blue: Radhika Apte Breaks Media Stereotypes

Radhika Apte is back, as Netflix would have everyone know. But women are celebrating her reappearance for other reasons. Watch any Indian crime drama streaming online. There is so much blood and gore on overt display, the entire screen goes red. Yet when it comes to sanitary napkin advertising, the colour of blood has been...

World domination plans of Big Tech on hold

High-level politicians in America put the head honchos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google under the scanner as they grilled them about their clout in a long hearing. Lasting well over 5 hours, the hearing yesterday is bound to go down in history for trying to put the leash on the four biggest companies...

#ChallengeAccepted – Women lift each other up

Instagram campaign #ChallengeAccepted has drawn over 4.1 million posts. The hashtag has gone viral, with women of all ages posting black-and-white selfies and tagging other women to do the same in a display of solidarity. The campaign began somewhere in Turkey and has gathered momentum in India, with Tennis player Sania Mirza, actresses Sonam...

Indian Oil CSR is Making India Future-Ready

PSUs, short for Public Sector Undertaking, give the impression of being hefty mammoths in size and spread (across topography) yet low-grade in the quality of the social welfare they dispense. Their development initiatives are notorious for being high in resources, manpower and most importantly funding but abysmal in the degree of visible change accomplished....
world conservation day

World Conservation Day 2020: Global Corporate Stewardship

Corporate stewardship is as much part of global conservation of nature as environmental organisations, the UNEP and governments. As World Nature Conservation Day 2020 approaches, we shine the lights on corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of global companies like the De Beers Group, HP, Intel and L’Oréal in protecting forests and wildlife. 1. Forevermark and...
Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood starts job search app for migrants

He has done it again! Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is really living up to his new Messianic image. After transporting thousands of stranded workers and students in the cities back to their homes, he is heeding the pleas of students stuck abroad. First on the list are Indian students in Kyrgyzstan. The first charter flight...

What can we learn from previous disease outbreaks?

Given that COVID-19 is only one of a series of emerging zoonoses, the experiences of the disease outbreaks in the past can inform strategies for the future. Overall efforts to strengthen systems for prevention, detection and response to emerging infectious diseases in Asia have had mixed results. Significant investment has been made by development partners...

CSR for Sports Employment in India

CSR funding can be utilised to effectively develop the value chain for sports employment in India including training programmes and curriculum for coaches and service personnel, infrastructure and equipment for training. Training and placement of youth in emerging sports jobs in the sector can be well-funded by corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. A success story Take...

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